Selection of the optimum architectural and urban planning solutions for Gorskaya territory in St. Petersburg, Russia, revealing a promising development model, given the established potential.


Representatives of the state authorities of St. Petersburg, Russia, experts in the sphere of architecture and urban planning, integrated development of territories, economics and spatial planning, marketing and communications, technologies and innovations, as well as the representatives of Megaline, the initiator and main client of the competition.


During Stage 1 three finalists will be selected based on their submitted portfolios and essays. During Stage 2 the finalists will develop their competition proposals.


  • Open
  • International
  • Two-stage

Prize fund

Three finalists selected to develop competition proposals will be awarded 2 000 000 rubles each, including all taxes and fees.

Following the second Jury meeting, the finalists will receive an additional payment according to their ranking place:

1st place
4 000 000 rubles
2nd place
3 000 000 rubles
3rd place
2 000 000 rubles
Total prize fund of the competition
15 000 000 rubles


  • 19 November Press conference. Competition announced                
  • 8 December Application submission starts
  • 14 December Kick-off webinar for potential participants
  • 19 January Application submission closes
  • 3 February Jury meeting. 3 finalists selected
  • 14 – 16 March Kick-off seminar for finalists in St. Petersburg
  • 16 May Concept submission closes
  • 8 June Jury Meeting. Presentation of the finalists' competition proposals. Winner selected

Competition territory

Most-populated city
in Russia
159 ha
Area for consideration
City founded
126.8 ha
Competition area
5,3 million people
35 mins
To the city center
3,838 people/sq. km
Population density
20 mins
To Sestroretsk


Gennady Korupyatnik

General Director of Megaline LLC, Chairman of the Jury

Alexandr Lomakin

First Deputy Minister of Construction and Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation

Vladislav Gudz

Deputy Chairman of the St. Petersburg Investment Committee

Tatiana Zhuravleva

Director of Life Quality Practices, Agency for Strategic Initiatives

Anna Prozorova

Head of the Department of Real Estate and Investments of Lakhta Plaza LLC

Guy Eames

Chairman of the Green Building Council RuGBC

Chen Hong

Executive Director of Planning, Managing Director of Hangzhou Planning and Design Centre, RSP Architects Planners & Engineers

Andrey Bokov

Vice President of the International Academy of Architecture (IAA)

Taisiya Volftrub

President of the Association of Landscape Architects of Russia (ALAROS)

Sergei Mityagin

Director of the Institute of Design and Urban Studies at ITMO University

Sergey Oreshkin

General Director of the architectural bureau A. Len

Alexey Novikov

Managing Partner of Knight Frank

Andrey Shpilenko

Director of the Association of clusters, technology parks and SEZ of Russia

* Organizer may introduce changes to the competition jury


Ekaterina Khmeleva

Head of the Municipal Formation Lisiy Nos Settlement

Yuri Vissarionov

1st Vice President of the International Academy of Architecture in Moscow (IAA-MAAM), member of the Board of the Union of Moscow Architects

Maria Elkina

Architecture critic

Inna Krylova

Director and curator of the School of Heritage, curator of the research and popularization project MosPromArt

Ekaterina Manzhula

Director of "Competence Center of the Leningrad Region"

Maria Tinika

Co-founder of the project "Trees of Petersburg"

Angelina Davydova

Environmental journalist, director of the Bureau of Environmental Information

Alexander Kraevsky


Lyudmila Malkis

Architectural producer and publicist, founder of

Evgeny Podgornov

Member of the Expert Group at the City Planning Council under the Government of St. Petersburg

Yuri Shevchuk

Chairman of the public organization "North-West Green Cross"

* Organizer may introduce changes to the expert council
The jury of the international competition will announce the finalists of the first stage of the competition for the development of “Gorskaya”
The Open International Competition for Architectural and Urban Development Solutions for Gorskaya Territory
Competition: Gorskaya, St Petersburg



Press conference. Selection of finalists
Jury Meeting
Orientation webinar
Press conference dedicated to the start of the Open International Competition
Signing of road maps of the Gorskaya and Transport Interchange Hubs projects


Ex Arsenale de La Maddalena, La Maddalena, Italy

Ex Arsenale de La Maddalena, La Maddalena, Italy
The tourist complex is located on the coast of the Italian island of Sardinia.

The project of the complex was developed as part of the revitalization of the embankment in order to increase its tourist attractiveness. A ho-tel, a well-maintained embankment and conference halls are located on the transformed territory.

The architectural exterior of the complex is designed taking into ac-count the specifics of the territory - earlier this harbor was used as a berth for naval vessels. The main goal of the architects was to create a space reflecting the specifics of the Mediterranean landscapes and the identity of the territory.

Glass and basalt were used as the main materials. The project is also aimed at environmental sustainability, which is reflected in the use of photovoltaic batteries and a high glazing area for greater penetration of natural light.

The Waterfront Pavilion – Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney, Australia

The Waterfront Pavilion – Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney, Australia
The pavilion of the Australian National Maritime Museum is located at South Darling Harbor in Sydney, Australia.

The museum building connects two ships from different sides, to which all visitors have access - there are also various exhibitions located in-side. Such a location of the museum allows it to be integrated into the environment as much as possible.

The pavilion design was developed based on the museum theme: it is intended to highlight its industrial specifics. In addition, emphasis was placed on a modern and concise exterior, which made it possible to re-vitalize the surrounding area. The interior design also emphasizes the military-industrial character of the museum.

Glasgow Riverside Museum of Transport, Glasgow, Scotland

Glasgow Riverside Museum of Transport, Glasgow, Scotland
The Transport Museum is located on the Pointhouse Embankment in the restored harbour area of Glasgow.

The museum is located on the site of the former A. & J. Inglis shipyard on the north bank of the Clyde River. Inside the museum building there are not only exhibition halls, but also cafes, educational and retail premises.

The main idea of the project was to create a facility that would connect the river with the city, a kind of "transparent corridor". Thus, the museum positions itself as an open and functional facility with the inclusion of the environment context and content in the architectural exterior.

Now the museum is not only a tourist attraction, but also a place of at-traction for residents on a previously unattractive section of the city's harbor.

B.I.G Haizhu Bay Creative Zone, Guangzhou,China

B.I.G Haizhu Bay Creative Zone, Guangzhou,China
The cluster is located by the Pearl River in the capital of the Chinese province of Guangdong - the city of Guangzhou.

Before the redevelopment, the territory was used as a raw material re-serve and a production base for large state-owned chemical enter-prises. The decision to renovate these areas was made in connection with the transfer of industry to other areas. The main idea of the pro-ject is to create a space that unites scientific and technological innova-tions, business, creative industries and tourism.

The cluster includes:
- Large public space - a park facing the river;
- Commercial premises located throughout the cluster;
- Offices of creative industries and workshops;
- Local public spaces and tourist attractions (skate park, photo zones, basketball court, art installations, etc.).

HafenCity, Hamburg, Germany

HafenCity, Hamburg, Germany
HafenCity district is a former port area on the banks of the Elbe River in the German city of Hamburg. This is an ambitious development pro-ject to create a "district of the future" on the site of the port territories, which is currently in the process of being implemented.

The key goal of this project is to revitalize the port areas and transform them into an urban multifunctional quarter. As a result, it is planned to create green public spaces, business areas, as well as residential prem-ises. About 45,000 jobs are expected to be created during the project implementation.

The industrial infrastructure of the territory is being transformed into cultural, hotel and service infrastructure facilities (museums, tourist centers, etc.).

The project was developed taking into account the division of the terri-tory into functional zones, as well as flexible design rules. This will allow you to change certain decisions during the implementation of the pro-ject, which is designed for 25 years.
Ex Arsenale de La Maddalena, La Maddalena, Italy
The Waterfront Pavilion – Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney, Australia
Glasgow Riverside Museum of Transport, Glasgow, Scotland
B.I.G Haizhu Bay Creative Zone, Guangzhou,China
HafenCity, Hamburg, Germany